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The government's policy for obtaining military base support services is to rely on the private enterprise system unless the government must supply them or can supply them less expensively. In spite of this policy, about 77 percent of base support expenditures were for activities operated and managed by government personnel. GAO evaluated the effectiveness of the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to improve the implementation of the base support service policy. An examination conducted at 14 different military installations included agency cost studies, reviews, and inventory reports.

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